An English language adaptation of the popular South Korean film ‘Save the Green Planet’ is reportedly under production and will potentially have Yorgos Lanthimos directing it. ‘Save the Green Planet’ originally premiered in 2003 and was met with positive reviews with the film receiving a rating of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes. The film starred Shin Ha-kyun, Yun-shik Baek and more and was directed by Jang Joon-hwan. Jang Joon-hwan is a popular filmmaker whose works include, ‘1987: When the Day Comes’ which premiered in 2017, ‘Hwayi: A Monster Boy’ which starred Yeo Jin-goo and more, ‘The Running Actress’ a comedy thriller and ‘Camellia’ which premiered in 2010.
Yorgos Lanthimos is an award- winning filmmaker whose works include, ‘The Lobster’ which premiered in 2015, ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ which starred Colin Farrell, Barry Keoghan, Nicole Kidman and Raffey Cassidy, and ‘The Favourite’ a comedy thriller.
More on the Cast and Crew for ‘Save the Green Planet’
Joining the crew as the upcoming film’s potential lead is the popular actress Emma Stone. The award winning actress is known for her performances in ‘La La Land’ which premiered in 2016, ‘Easy A’ which was directed by Will Gluck, and more. Joining Yorgos Lanthimos in the crew for the upcoming film is Will Tracy who will be composing the screenplay for ‘Save the Planet’. Will Tracy is a known artist whose works include, ‘The Menu’ which premiered in 2022 and starred Ralph Fiennes and Anya Taylor-Joy, ‘Succession’ a drama which recently premiered its 4th season this year, and more.
Jang Joon-hwan will be joining the crew for the upcoming adaptation as the film’s producer alongside, Ari Aster, Lars Knudsen, Miky Lee, Young-ki Cho, Jerry Ko and Francis Chung. Ari Aster is a producer who is popular for his works, ‘Midsommar’ which premiered in 2019, ‘Beau Is Afraid’ a horror comedy and ‘Dream Scenario’ which was directed by Kristoffer Borgli, to name a few. Lars Knudsen is another known producer whose works include,’Narco Cultura’ which premiered in 2013, ‘Backstabbing for Beginners’ which was directed by Per Fly and more. Miky Lee is known for, ‘Parasite’ an award winning feature film, ‘Snowpiercer’ which premiered in 2013 and ‘Broker’ which was directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. Young-ki Cho, Jerry Ko and Francis Chung are other known producers.
Plot of the 2003 Film
Seeing as how the upcoming film is an adaptation of the upcoming film, the plot of the entertainer remains mostly the same. the 2003 film showcased Byun-gu, a bitter and paranoid beekeeper who, along with his girlfriend, Sooni, kidnaps a powerful businessman, believing that he is an alien from the planet Andromeda and is plotting to destroy the Earth in a few days. Byun-gu then proceeds to torture Man-sik trying to convince him to contact the “Royal Prince” and call off Armageddon. What follows is a comedic battle of wits and wills with Man sik attempting to escape. Man-sik eventually recognizes Byun-gu as a disgruntled former employee whose
comatose mother suffers from a mysterious illness thereby concluding that Byun-gu’s attack may be personal. Meanwhile, detective, Chu, and his accomplice Inspector Kim, are parallely investigating Man sik’s kidnapping.
Currently, the upcoming feature film is under active development and is being taken up under Square Peg and CJ Entertainment.